Experienced Social Workers (Various Teams)

Posted 19th Mar, 2024
£44,862 – £48,063
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
30th Jun, 2024
About the role

Can you help positively shape and develop the lives of children in Lambeth?

Does the sound of joining a friendly, compassionate, positive, and supportive social work team appeal to you?

Would you like to join a council that invest in developing our Social Workers through a clear progression pathway which is aligned with our learning and development training delivered through our ambitious Lambeth Social Care Academy?

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

We are looking to recruit full time experienced Social Workers to join our children’s social work teams and help play a key role in achieving positive outcomes for children and their families in Lambeth!

In return for your hard work, skills, knowledge and experience, you will receive:

  • A competitive starting salary of £44,862 pa that rises to a maximum of £48,063 pa
  • A £1,000 welcome payment, and after 12 months
  • A £1,000 pa market supplement (all Social Work teams) 
  • A £1,500 pa retention allowance (Assessment, Safeguarding and Court only)
  • Progression opportunities into team-based Advanced Practitioner, Practice Development and Consultant Social Worker posts (earning up to £54,135 pa)
  • Flexible working opportunities with hybrid working and top of the range technology
  • A manageable caseload (which is below the inner London average)
  • A fantastic, modern working environment in the award-winning Civic Centre building
  • 27 days of annual leave (rising to 33 days for those with continuous service of more than five years)
  • Access to a comprehensive benefits package
About you

As an Experienced Social Worker, you will provide an environment where your practice will flourish to contribute to positive outcomes for our children and young people.  You will work within small friendly teams, have a manageable caseload, and be provided with strong learning resources. You will also receive extra personal support from an advanced practitioner, bespoke learning and development and excellent post-qualifying opportunities through the Lambeth Social Care Academy.

Lambeth is on an improvement journey to excellence and your experience will contribute to lasting transformation through team spirit, leading by example and sharing your expertise.  

About Lambeth

Lambeth – a borough with social and climate justice at its heart. By harnessing the power and pride of our people and partnerships, we will proactively tackle inequalities so that children and young people can have the best start in life and so everyone can feel safe and thrive in a place of opportunity.”

Lambeth 2030 (Borough Plan)

Hear from some of our children and young people on why think Lambeth is the best place to grow up and live!

In Lambeth, we offer our social workers:

  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements

  • Competitive packages for roles

  • Manageable caseloads – at April 2023 the average Social Worker caseload by service area: Child Protection (13), Court (13), Children Looked After (11)

  • 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous service and 35 days after 10 years continuous service)

  • Flexi-leave and TOIL available to staff

  • Work in one of the best-connected boroughs in London, with travel links that can quickly get you all around London, the South-East and beyond

  • A modern working environment in the Lambeth Civic Centre, recently redesigned optimising the space for post-pandemic flexible working

  • Training and development opportunities tailored around our practice framework

  • A clear career progression pathway into Advanced Practitioner and social work management positions

  • Reflective Practice Groups

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, Cyclescheme and interest free travel loan

  • Investment in learning and development and career pathways as part of the new Lambeth Social Care Academy

  • Smart technology including tablet device rollout for practitioners and hybrid video conferencing in the office